How do I load a license key?

8th June 2017
iText PDF

You'll need two things:

  1. A license key file.

  2. A version of the license key library.

The library is a jar or dll that you add to your project. This library is used to load and validate your license key. This library will also enable the functionality in the iText 7 add-ons if there is an appropriate entry in the license key file.

To load a license key, use the following line of code:





Do note that you'll need to call this line of code before any other iText API call. Not loading the key at start up might result in the producer line having a reference to "AGPL" instead of your company name.


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